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Household Hazardous Waste

KC Water operates the Household Hazardous Waste program, accepting household chemicals from residents and hazardous materials from city facilities. Professionals at this facility safely manage, recycle, and properly discard dangerous household products. Proper handling of these materials offers a safe method to rid one’s home and prevents waste from entering our rivers and streams.

To use the facility:

  • Customers are required to provide a proof of residence such as a driver’s license or utility bill showing where the materials are coming from.
  • The facility accepts materials only from the first 125 cars on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • The facility accepts materials only from the first 100 cars on Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • In order to accommodate as many drop-offs as possible, participants with loads exceeding 600 pounds must call 816-513-8400 to schedule a Wednesday appointment.
  • The Swap Shop is open, but does not have 5-gallon paint buckets for sale.

Location:
Household Hazardous Waste
Environmental Campus
4707 Deramus Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64120
816.513.8400

Hours of Operation:
Hazardous waste materials accepted Thursday and Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Residential customers planning to drop off more than 600 pounds of products at one time must make an appointment. Appointments for loads over 600 pounds will be accepted only on Wednesdays. KC Water is not permitted to accept hazardous waste from businesses.

2022 Holiday Schedule:
May 28th through May 31st  – Closed for Memorial Day
July 2nd through July 5th – Closed for Independence Day
September 3rd through September 6th – Closed for Labor Day
November 24th through November 28th – Closed for Thanksgiving
December 19th through January 3, 2023 – Closed for facility maintenance and clean out

No charge to Kansas City, Mo. residents and participating communities.
Identification and proof of residency are required.
No appointment needed for loads weighing less than 600 pounds.

2022 Mobile Events:

Acceptable Items:

  • Automotive products
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • CFL Light Bulbs
  • Fertilizers
  • Flammables
  • Fuels
  • Hazardous Cleaners
  • Hazardous Liquids
  • Household Cleaners
  • Lawn and Garden Products
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Solvents
  • Thinners
  • Used Oils

Unacceptable Items:

  • Appliances
  • Asbestos
  • Containers larger than 5-gallons
  • Explosives, ammunitions, fireworks
  • Medical waste and needles
  • Prescription drugs
  • Propane bottles weighing over one (1) pound, fire extinguishers, butane and Freon
  • Tires
  • Yard waste
  • KC Water is not permitted to accept Hazardous Waste from businesses.  This includes churches, schools, government entities, nonprofit organizations, home-based businesses, and material used to maintain rental properties.

2022 Participating Communities:
Belton
Blue Springs
Cleveland
Excelsior Springs
Garden City
Gladstone
Glenaire
Grain Valley
Greenwood
Harrisonville
Independence
Kansas City
Kearney
Lake Lotawana
Lake Tapawingo
Lake Waukomis
Lake Winnebago
Lawson
Lee’s Summit. Effective January 1, 2023 Lee’s Summit will no longer participate in Kansas City’s household hazardous waste recycling program. This means Lee’s Summit residents must go to the Lee’s Summit facility and Kansas City residents will be required to use the Kansas City facility. 
Liberty
Loch Lloyd
Lone Jack
North Kansas City
Parkville
Platte City
Pleasant Valley
Raymore
Richmond
Riverside
Smithville
Sugar Creek
Weatherby Lake
Weston

Unincorporated Clay County: Mosby, Missouri City, Prathersville, Randolph, Birmingham, Holt, Oakview, Oakwood, Oakwood Park, Oaks
Unincorporated Jackson County: Levasy, Sibley, Unity Village
Unincorporated Platte County:  Tracy, Platte Woods, Farely, Northmoor, Houston Lake, Iatan, Ridgely